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you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> president obama is arriving in charlotte this afternoon. it's not certain whether he will make a surprise appearance with former president bill clinton, but first lady michele obama told the comp convention last -- the convention last night that being president reveals who you are. >> reporter: former president bill clinton takes the stage tonight to pick up where first lady michele obama left off. delegates are revved up and ready for more. >> he's bill clinton. it's like madonna. there's this aura about him. >> reporter: he remains immensely influential in the party and is expected to target democrats who have struggled the last four years and may be on the defense about reelecting president obama. >> he will lay out a little bit of history with regard to this president, and he's going to affirm he's on the right path. >> reporter: president obama had been scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech to 74,000 people at annual outdoor stadium thursday night, but because of the threat of severe weather, convention planners decided this morning
street party for the public. president obama is making his way to charlotte through key battleground states. today he's holding a labor day rally in ohio. democrats are fending off republican attacks that the president's first term has been a failure. dnc chairman and los angeles mayor told cbs this morning the country is better off now than it was four years ago. we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. the answer is yes, we are better off but we've got to keep on working harder. >> reporter: a delegate from maryland agrees. we've had -- owe. >> we've had more private development in the last few months. >> reporter: security is tight where the big speeches start tuesday. streets remain open today to allow the public to enjoy carolina fest. there will are music and entertainment all day. party leaders, including congressman emmanuel cleaver are stressing the work that still needs to be done. >> president obama, if he's reelected as we expect, somehow we've got to have a much better relationship with the house or the american public will suffer. >> reporter: a new charlotte observer elon
hayward. >>> president obama is putting the finishing touches on the speech that he will deliver tonight at the democratic national convention. randall pinkston has the latest now from charlotte, north carolina >>> president obama returns to the democratic national convention stage tonight to accept his party's nomination for a second term in the white house. he made a surprise appearance last night hugging bill clinton after the former president's rousing endorsement. >> i want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. >> reporter: tonight president obama will present his plans for the ne four years. former governor and dnc chairman ed wendell expects the president to talk specifics. >> the president has to add some details in contrast to what governor romney did sketching out a broad vision without any details, without any meat. >> reporter: the chance of severe weather forced organizers to move the acceptance speech from a large outdoor stadium to this indoor arena, but democrats say this smaller venue won't take away from the president's mes
to fire up american voters. first lady michele obama is the head speaker as the dnc opens tonight in char not, north carolina -- charlotte, north carolina. >> reporter: democrats will fill this hall later today to begin the three-day process of renominating president the obama. >> we just want to be here. this is history. >> reporter: delegates will approve their party platform. then hear from a long list of speakers portraying president obama as the wise and humane alternative to mitt romney. michele obama's speech will be the final address tonight. >> i'm looking forward to hearing the first lady. i think she's dynamic and i'm just excited. >> i'm sure she will connect with us and we'll connect with her as we always do. >> reporter: president obama is not expected to be here when his wife speaks. they say he will watch from the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the
over president obama and gop nominee mitt romney are on the campaign trail today. tara mergener reports that both candidates are spinning the latest jobs report in an attempt to win voters. >> reporter: president obama wanted to hit the campaign trail this morning with momentum from the democratic convention but the latest jobs report is stealing his thunder. the numbers show employers added fewer workers than expected last month. the president acknowledged more work needs to be done and his acceptance speech last night. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear, you elected me to tell you the truth. [ cheering and applause ] and the truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the obama administration says that today's unemployment report shows the u.s. economy is beginning to question overfrom the worst -- recover from the worst downturn since the great depression. but mitt romney is slamming the president on the numbers. he says it's clear his policies aren't working and that he hasn't lived up t
. >> reporter: president obama wrapped up a tour of florida and is now back at the white house with a fundraising win. for the first time in four months his campaign out raised mitt romney, collecting about $3 million more in august. the polls show a boost for the president from the democratic national convention. mitt romney will be in ohio today, a key battleground state. his campaign argues this election will come down to who can fix the economy and balance the budget. this weekend the republican nominee said the solution is not to raise taxes. >> the president's policies have meant that this economy is not growing as it should. the fastest way to balance our budget is to grow the economy, put more people to work, see rising incomes. >> reporter: in an interview with cbs news, president obama says if he wins his second term, he will find rough compromise with republicans to cut the deficit and improve the economy. >> governor romney said he wouldn't take a deal with ten spending cuts for $1 of revenue increases. and the problem is the math or the arithmetic, as president cli
possible, president barack obama condemns the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that claimed the life of a u.s. ambassador and three staffers. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. the u.s. ambassador killed in that attack has ties to our area. 52-year-old jay christopher stevens owns a home in chevy chase, maryland, and he served as the u.s. ambassador to libya. it is believed that a mob carried out the attack following the release of a film ridiculing islam's prophet muhammad. we get more information now from danielle nottingham. >> reporter: chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, was killed as the american consulate came under attack in benghazi. u.s. officials confirm stevens, information officer shawn smith and two other americans were killed as they tried to evacuate staff members from the complex. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the consulate overnight. the mob of mostly conservative muslims was protesting an americ
economically. >>> by the way, first lady michele obama is going to be in virginia today. we're going to have more on both parties, how they're campaigning tonight on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> it's what wall street calls fed day. the day that the federal reserve announces its latest policy decisions. invepsors are waiting to -- investors are waiting to hear whether the central bank will take new steps in order to revive the slumping economy. policymakers wrapped up their two-day meeting here in washington. later today federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will announce what steps he's going to take to support the economy. >> so many times in the past, he'll intervene if necessary. so the markets are saying right now, with unemployment the way it is, with those jobs numbers that bad and revisions that bad, you have to intervene now. >> if the federal government does intervene, that could mean an extension on record low interest rates. >>> remembering an american hero. neil armstrong's memorial service just wrapped up at the national cathedral. our kristin fisher was there. ♪ fly m
say this year no politicians will be allowed to speak at any of the services. president barack obama and presidential nominee mitt romney have suspended their campaign ads for the day. let's grow to howard and get a forecast. >>> a gorgeous afternoon under way. had a great morning and the afternoon equally fantastic qeter wise. clear skies, lots of sunshine. these temperatures are going to make a run toward the upper 70s. probably about 4:00 or so then this evening you got plans, winds are going to be light. go out and enjoy. you might want to take a little jacket with you because temperatures will quickly drop into the 60s once we get past the sunset which is about 7:20, 7:25 this evening. overnight we're going back into the 50s, if not upper 40s in a few spots by wednesday morning. clear skies overhead. we've had just a beautiful morning. temperatures actually the coolest they've been at least at national. since may 16 we were 56 then. look at the mid-40s in gaithersburg and frederick. even la plata got down to 48 with mid-40s in the shenandoah valley. cumberland and petersburg 43.
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